Apr 22, 2009

From internet to lunch: CFMEU bikie rumour takes wing

A minor kerfuffle has erupted over bikie gang comments apparently made by Victoria Police Chief Comissioner Simon Overland.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

In an extraordinary sequence of events beginning in the bowels of the internet, reports have emerged claiming Victorian Police Commissioner Simon Overland has lent his name to unsourced rumours claiming that the CFMEU has hired bikie gangs as security on Melbourne’s Westgate Bridge construction site.

In response to a question by veteran business journalist Robert Gottliebsen at the Melbourne Press Club yesterday afternoon, Overland appeared to back claims of bikie involvement on the picket line, following up his comments with a “quip” that the dispute was essentially “between former and current union members”.

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One thought on “From internet to lunch: CFMEU bikie rumour takes wing

  1. BIKER

    the cops haven’t got there new bikie laws in place and their already starting the PR campaign to apply these fascist laws on the unions .

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